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Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science (PGCertAppSc) - Software Engineering

Key information

Level of study:
Postgraduate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
0.5 years
Start date: Expected February-2022
Campus:
University of Otago
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Course details

Summary

The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science (PGCertAppSc) allows students to begin postgraduate study with a 60 point qualification from which they can later proceed to a Postgraduate Diploma or Master's degree.

This option allows students to maintain employment while gaining qualifications.

Software Engineering is about the sound construction of computer systems for today and tomorrow. This includes areas such as modelling complex interactive systems, identifying how computer information systems can be made to improve performance, managing the construction of information systems, and ensuring that procedures are in place for system testing and maintenance.

Structure of the Programme

The programme of study

shall consist of approved 400- and 500-level papers, to the value of 60 points, selected from the papers specified in Science Schedule D for the Master of Applied Science subject concerned.

shall normally include papers from more than one subject.

may, with the approval of the Head of Department or Course Director concerned, include papers worth up to 20 points from 400-and 500-level papers other than those specified in Science Schedule D.

Entry criteria

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science).

Every applicant must either

  • be a graduate, or
  • have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

In considering an applicant’s qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.

If your first language is not English you need to meet our English language requirements as follows: IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); we also accept a number of other English language tests. Due to COVID-19, we currently accept Duolingo English Test (DET), IELTS Indicator Test, and TOEFL iBT Special home Edition.

Don’t meet the English language requirements? The University of Otago Language Centre English for Otago programme offers a pathway for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to meet the English language requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

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